Technology

Knocking Down Falls Risks with Virtual Reality
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While virtual reality devices are commonly associated with video games, recently researchers found that virtual reality can be used to reduce risks of falls in…

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TRENDING NOW: Close-up on Cameras in Assisted Living, Skilled Nursing Residents’ Rooms
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A recent survey of assisted living and skilled nursing providers examined the use of cameras in residents’ rooms. While the issue of cameras is getting…

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Phoning It In: Videoconferencing to Improve Dementia Care
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Effectively managing the symptoms of residents with dementia can require considerable clinical expertise. Unfortunately, many nursing homes lack access to the specialized expertise that could…

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A Robot Revolution in Caregiving? Older Adults’ Perceptions of Assistive Robot Technology
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As the aging services industry faces increasing staffing needs and a growing population of older adults in need of assistance, one proposed solution is the…

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TRENDING NOW: Technology Platform Used to Age in Place More Safely
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Samsung is piloting a technology platform to enable older adults to age in their homes more safely and for a longer period of time. The…

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Guess Which Technology May Decrease Older Adults’ Trips to ED?
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Telemedicine—effectively, the use of virtual consultations with doctors and related practitioners to lessen the burden of in-person visits for both patients and medical practitioners—is an…

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TRENDING NOW: 5 Top Technology Trends for Senior Living in 2016
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As technology continues become both cheaper and more advanced, the average age of residents in senior living communities is rising concurrently, creating an even larger…

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Who Do You Trust? How Older Adults Find Answers to Health Questions—Online & Offline
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In light of the increasing use of the Internet as a source for health information and increasing Internet use for older adults, recently a team…

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It’s All in the Wrist: Using Wearable Technology to Track Older Adults’ Activity Levels & Abilities
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Accurately assessing physical activity levels in older adults has been a challenge for health professionals and researchers. Not only are self-reports of physical activity subject…

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Bridging the Digital Divide: Tablets for Older Adults
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Use of computers and similar technology has been associated with decreased feelings of loneliness and depression, and increased feelings of independence and personal growth; however,…

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Computerized Brain Training: What Works & What Doesn’t
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Hot on the heels of the Stanford Center on Longevity and Max Planck Center for Human Development’s recommendations concerning computer-based cognitive training, a group of…

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Sensors & Sensibility: How In-Home Sensors Monitor Older Adults’ Everyday Abilities
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It’s 2015 and sensors are everywhere! Fitbits, Apple Watches, and sleep monitors abound. For those of us who like to keep track of our every…

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